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Woman's body found in Lake Erie at Cleveland park

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 03:02 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say a woman's body was found submerged in Lake Erie after people reported seeing it while visiting Edgewater Park in Cleveland.

Metroparks spokewoman Sue Allen told reporters that visitors spotted the body late Friday morning while climbing on rocks near shore. Allen says the body was pulled from the water later Friday by a Metroparks diving team and a U.S. Coast Guard crew.

Authorities would not discuss the condition of the body and didn't say whether there were any signs of how, why or when the woman died.

Ohioan charged in death of former boxing champion

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 04:10 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland woman is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a former national boxing champion who was flung off the hood of the woman's car and was run over by a different vehicle.

Twenty-three-year-old Sandie Sanderson is jailed under a $25,000 bond. Court records listed no attorney for her Friday.

Same-sex weddings prohibited at Ohio Statehouse

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:17 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A board has maintained a policy preventing same-sex couples and others without valid Ohio wedding licenses from renting the Ohio Statehouse and its grounds for weddings and receptions.

A spokesman for the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, which oversees the Statehouse building and grounds, says a committee reviewed the policy and recommended no changes, which the full board agreed to Thursday.

Ohio fire that killed 2 kids, mom, investigated

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 08:28 AM

CADIZ, Ohio (AP) — Authorities continue to investigate an eastern Ohio house fire that killed two children and their mother and injured two firefighters.

The young boy and girl died of their injuries at Harrison Community Hospital after the Wednesday morning fire in Cadiz.

The Steubenville Herald-Star reports (http://bit.ly/1n0KTm1 ) the children's mother was taken to a Pittsburgh burn center where state fire marshal's office spokeswoman Lindsey Burnworth says she later died.

New trial date for Ohio sheriff in corruption case

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 07:57 AM

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A new trial date has been set for an Ohio sheriff facing 25 charges in a corruption case.

Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly has pleaded innocent to charges including theft in office, tampering with records and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and is confident he will be exonerated.

The Athens Messenger reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1tZrGXk ) that Judge Patricia Cosgrove rescheduled Kelly's September trial to Jan. 26.

State says Ohio measles outbreak could be at end

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 07:43 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Health Department says Ohio's measles epidemic appears to be winding down while cases of mumps, while slowing, continue to infect people.

The last confirmed case of measles was in Holmes County on June 30, which epidemiologist Brian Fowler says puts the unofficial end at July 21 and the official end at Aug. 11, or the conclusion of two 21-day incubation periods.

Authorities say 2 ran drug trafficking from prison

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 07:17 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say an inmate and ex-inmate are charged in a multistate drug trafficking ring that used NFL team names as code words in calls from an Ohio prison to set up drug shipments.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said Friday in Cincinnati that a current inmate and one released earlier from the London Correctional Institution organized drug trafficking from the prison west of Columbus.

Authorities say the two from Mexico recruited other inmates who were drug-traffickers and arranged drug shipments by phone.

Prostitution investigation closes massage parlor

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 07:03 AM

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeastern Ohio have temporarily shut down a massage parlor during an investigation into alleged prostitution.

Investigators in Tallmadge in suburban Akron talked to several female workers at A Touch of Relaxation massage parlor after executing a search warrant Thursday.

Police Lt. Ron Williams tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1kCfbYm ) no arrests were made but the investigation continues.

The paper says the business did not immediately return calls for comment.

Fire kills 5-year-old girl at northwest Ohio house

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 06:33 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Investigators in Toledo say a northwest Ohio house where an overnight blaze killed a young girl did have working smoke detectors.

The county coroner's office identified the victim as 5-year-old Olivia Cline.

Reports say Toledo firefighters pulled the girl from a second-story bedroom in the house. Crews searched the home before finding her inside.

A fire department spokesman says the house was filled with smoke when firefighters arrived, and there was no visibility inside the home.

Beer served at Pro Football Hall of Fame game

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 06:12 AM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame says beer will be served for the first time at the northeastern Ohio venue's annual enshrinement festival.

Joe Horrigan, communications and exhibits vice president for the Canton facility, says selling beer serves as a potential revenue generator and a way to enhance the ceremony and preseason game.

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